The 5 Crystals You Need To Start Your Collection
While some may chuckle at the idea of a crystal collection, people have been using crystals to increase positive flow and enhance their energy for centuries. The use of talismans and amulets date bate back to Ancient Sumerians, who liked to include crystals in their magical formulas; while the Ancient Egyptians also used turquoise, emerald and clear quartz as a form of protection.
Fast-forward to the 60s, and crystals made their comeback, transcending spiritual and religious beliefs. Now, you see them everywhere—your Instagram feed, the desktop of your colleagues and in the home of your otherwise a-spiritual friends. In an interview with Thought Catalog, certified shamanic energy medicine practitioner, Colleen McCann said "scientifically, crystals are the most orderly structure that exists in nature, meaning they have the lowest amount of entropy. Crystals are structured in such a way that they respond to the inputs of all different energies around them, so they oscillate, emitting specific vibratory frequencies."
Traditionally used to promote wellness through this harnessing of energy, here are five to start your collection with.
Amethyst for Intuition
If your love affair with crystals has just commenced, the Amethyst is a good place to start. Commonly referred to as “the intuitive eye”, the reason it’s one of the most popular is due to its sleep-enhancing powers. As it’s known to relax the nervous system, working with your third eye chakra, you’ll find less stress and more balance by having this one by your bedside.
Rose Quartz for Love
The stone of universal love, Rose Quartz purifies and harmonises the heart on all levels, promoting love, self-love, friendship and deep inner healing. Pop these in your bedroom to create a space filled with serenity for singles, and to create a deeper, more fulfilled connection in couples.
Citrine for Confidence
In work, love and life, Citrine can give you the mental and emotional confidence you need, especially during tough times of self-doubt. Empowering you from the inside out, Citrine helps give you guidance during periods of restlessness, especially when navigating those personal or professional goals. For financial wealth and abundance, carry Citrine in your wallet and allow the prosperity to roll on in.
Black Tourmaline for Protection
A tool for grounding oneself, Black Tourmaline is also the best purification tool for negative energy. Protecting you from absorbing other’s energy, it also keeps away anyone or anything that doesn’t have your best intentions at heart, which is why it’s also commonly referred to as a “repellent.” Many who swear by this crystal, like to position it by their front door to truly protect themselves from anything toxic.
Jade for Prosperity
A bit of an all-rounder, this stone promises good luck and prosperity to those who value it. Valued in ancient China for its incredible colour, and ability to boost positive energy, it also promotes emotional balance, compassion and understanding towards those in your life.
If you are concerned about your sleep, health or wellbeing, your first port of call should be your GP, who will be able to advise a correct treatment plan.